The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on December 3, 1958 · 21
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Wednesday, December 3, 1958
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Player Magnates Form Angry, United Front; Strike In Loop Threatened By JOE REICH LEB WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.-(AP) Baseball magnates today formed an angry, united front against the major league players' bid for a cut of the owners' j income and minor leaguers' demands for a pension plan. The big league players, already bulwarked by a pension plan supported by World Series radio and television money, Jolted their employers yesterday with a salary proposal calling for 20 per cent of each club's gross revenue. At the same time. International League executives were shocked by the throat of a strike Indians Trade Vertz, fivila; Get Piersall WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. -(AP) Frank (Trader) Lane, Cleveland general manager, is on another swapping binge. Within the space of a few hours yesterday he (1) shipped First Baseman Vio Wertz and Outfielder Gary Geiger to Boston for Centerfielder Jimmy Piersall and (2) shunted Infielder Bobby Avila to Baltimore for Pitcher Russ Heman and a reported $30,000 in cash. Avila may wind up at second base for the Orioles because Billy Gardner had an off season in 1958. Or the 32-year-old Mexican-born infielder may be a utility man filling 5n at second or third base. Then again, he may be used as trading material. Wertz, 33, will be the Boston first baseman, perhaps alternating with Dick Gernert, a right-handed batter. Geiger will battle with Marty Keough and Gene Stephens for the center field job with the Red Sox. ; Joe Gordon, Cleveland manager, said Piersall will be his center fielder, a job split among Larry Doby, Woody Held and Geiger last season. He said the Indians had good scouting reports on Heman, a 6-4 righthander who had a 9-12 record last season with the Orioles' farm at Vancouver in the Pacific Coast League. j "With Billy Martin around to play second base, we didn't have so much need for Avila." explained Gordon. "He should have more chance to play with Baltimore." Detroit kept the trade mill busy by sending Pitcher Herb Moford, a righthander, to Boston for Catcher Lou Berberet. Haddix Mentioned In Possible Swap Vith Pittsburgh WASHINGTON. Dec. 3.-Cin-cinnati Redlcg Left-hander Harvey Haddix, of Springfield, O., was mentioned Wednesday as a possible member of a player trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Rhinelanders have been trying to obtain Pirate Slugger Frank Thomas and should the "package deal" be completed Thomas and Pitcher Bennie Daniels would move to the Red-legs in exchange for Third Baseman Don Hoak, Catcher Smokey Burgess and Haddix who compiled an 8-7 record during the past season. Club officials met fof five hours Tuesday to discuss the possible swap. SUEDE JACKETS CLEANED ONLY .... S2.95 GRUMBLEY DRY CLEANERS Corner Yellow Sprint nnd Main " - GET $50 -$100 -$300 QUICK oh your Styuatmc Atom No other security needed. AH you need is to have a steady job and pay your bills. Just telephone first and the money will be ready to pick up when you come in. MODERN FINANCE 10? N. Fountain Ave. FA 5-7617 Springfield", Ohio Demands Make by their players following the officials' refusal to buckle to an ultimatum by the athletes' lawyer. "You will accept the pension plan or you will not have International League baseball," Attorney James Durante was reported as saying. "The International League directors are fully sympathetic to the players' request," said Frank Horton, president of the Rochester club, who reported Durante words. But Horton added the directors "could find no way, within the economic framework of the league, to raise the more than a quarter of a million dollars to underwrite a pension plan." Durante had informed the International League the players resolved not to sign 1959 contracts nor to report, to spring training until the pension plan was accepted. Horton's reply was: "We intend to operate the league and play baseball in the 1959 season. But we cannot agree to a pension plan." The proposed International League pension plan, as outlined by Durante, would cost $293,000 annually. The blueprint called for the players to pay $37,000 ($1.50 a day per player), with the league putting up the remaining $256,000, or $32,000 per club. "The players are 100 per cent behind this," said Durante. If the players make good their threat, it will mark the first all-league strike in the history of baseball. Although no such strike threat hovered over the heads of the major league magnates, they were nonetheless seething over what they called "unthinkable and unreasonable demands" by the players. At least one owner, Tom Yawkey of the Boston Red Sox, hinted he might pull out of baseball if the players continued to press for what he termed exorbitant demands. 1 Another executive, General Manager Frank Lane of the Cleveland Indians, said there wasn't a chance the owners would give in to the players' demands. Earlier, the players changed tactics when their attorney, J. Norman Lewis, and their 16 team representatives, withdrew their original request for 25 per cent of the regular season radio and television receipts of the two leagues. The players then shot back with their 20 per cent of gross-receipts plan. The owners, who had met earlier to plan a course of action against the original proposal, were not ready for this new attack. They asked for time to consider it at their league meetings today and tomorrow. The players agreed to wait until the end of the meeting for a reply. Yawkey, regarded as one of the most liberal owners in baseball, contended his club's expenses have increased 300 per cent since he became boss of the Red Sox 25 years ago. "In 1933," he said, "our ex penses totaled $213,000. In 1937, they shot up to $837,000." The players' argument for a share of the owners' receipts was buttressed by figures produced by Lewis. These purported, to show that players' salaries since 1950 had not risen in proportion to owners' income, "You can do a lot of things with figures," Yawkey said, adding he noticed a big discrepancy between Lewis' figures and those presented by a league attorney. JOirXSOV FAVORED CHICAGO, Dec, 3. (AP) Harold Johnson, who has had only seven fights in the last three years, is a 3-1 favorite tonight against heavyweight Howard King of Reno. The Chicago stadium 10-rounder will be televised t ABC, 10 p.m. EST) and scored under the five-point must system. Be Modern See Modern Flabbergasted Dawkins Cops Heisman Award WEST POINT. N. Y., Dec. 3. (AP) "Flabbergasted!" "That was the comment today of the first captain and brigade commander of the corps of Cadets, the president of the first (senior) class, and the captain of the Army football team on the selection of Pete Dawkins as winner of the Heisman Trophy as the outstanding college football player in 1958. Just in case you think they stifle individual expression at the Academy, the comment was made by one man who holds all of those honors on the plains-Pete Dawkins. He also sings and will travel. He wants to join the Air Force when commissioned in June. "Flabbergasted" was Pete Dawkins but no one else at this gray fortress on the Hudson where the cheers still echo from Army's great undefeated season and resounding victory over Navy. "He is an inspirational leader and well deserving of the award," said Colonel Earl (Red) Blaik, the Army coach. "It's wonderful to hear about it," said Dawkins. "I want to thank everyone concerned and specially to a great gang of fellows on our team and Colonel Blaik for making it all possible." The versatile, 20-year old halfback from Royal Oak, Mich., won the Heisman trophy by a substantial margin in the voting by 1,191 sports writers and sports-casters. The nationwide poll was conducted by the Downtown A.C. He will receive his trophy at the club's annual dinner at the Downtown A.C. Wednesday, Dec. 10. Dawkins received 296 first place votes and 1,394 points in the, balloting. Randy Duncan, quarterback of Iowa's Big Ten champions, was second (194 and 1,021) and Billy Cannon, halfback of Louisiana State's No. 1 team, third (198 and 975). Army Dominates All-America Team Picked For Look NEW YORK, Dec. 3.-.AP)-Army led all teams today with three players named to the 22-man Look magazine all-star football squad. The cadets placed Halfbacks Bob Anderson and Pete Dawkins and Guard Bob Novogratz. Other members : Ends Buddy Dial, Rice; Al Goldstein, North Carolina; Jim Houston, Ohio State, and Curt Merz, Iowa. Tackles Andy Cvercko, Northwestern; Don Floyd. Texas Christian; Vel Heckman,. Florida; Gene Selawski, Purdue. Guards George Deiderich, Vanderbilt; John Guzik. Pittsburgh, and Zeke Smith. Auburn. Centers Max Fugler, Louisiana State, and Bob Harrison, Oklahoma. Backs Billy Cannon, Louisiana State; Randy Duncan, Iowa; Joe Kapp, California; Don Meredith, Southern Methodist; Nick Pietrosante, Notre Dame, and Bob White, Ohio State. Enon Cagers Score Narrow 34-32 Victory Enon's eighth grade cagers rallied in the second half to nip Schaefer, 34-32, Tuesday afternoon at Schaefer as Dave Dillon set the winning pace with 13 points. Henry collected 18 for Schaefer. In the preliminary, Enon's seventh graders toppled Schae- ter, 4-H). The scoring: F.noo 34 Sclwfrr r, FPt F Pt Parki 0 1 1 2 0 2 J 2 Henry Slpvena Canter Shore Hig nlmttom n ik Alll.wn Neff Wright 3 0 C 1 0 10 4 10 2 Dave Dillon j n Dan Dillon Darby so 10 1 13 t 34 Total Total 16 0 S2 ENON S M-3 SCHAEFER S 14 14-32 SHOP WEDNESDAY NIGHT UNTIL 9 PjM. M 01 A SIT THf SIOWIST MAPI SHOII IN AMERICA V 0QJ.E Sprinifietdt Finest Merit Store Dept. Downtown Store Only Baseball Owners Mad puke Coach Proposes Revolutionary Shakeup In Football Team Alignment CHARLOTTE, N.C.. Dec. 3 -(AP) Everything has changed in modern football except the seven-man line and four-man backfield. Duke University Football Coach Bill Murray thinks the time has come for a revolutionary shakeup in this basic alignment. His proposal which makes such innovations as the forward pass and lonesome end look conservative by comparison: A five-man line fronting a six-man backfield. Murray is convinced the offen sive phase of the game is head ing for a deadend under the pres ent setup. "The defense," he said here today, "has caught up with offense and the scoring has been lower and lower. "We've seen scores of new offensive variations this year but they generally proved that the defense is superior." Murray said he has submitted his proposal to the NCAA rules committee backed up with these reasons : "It would eliminate all preconceived defensive measures. "It would make a place for more boys with speed and less size as a result of fewer linemen. "It would tend to alleviate some of the problems of recruiting since it would take some West Virginia Makes It Two Straight But Gives Fans Nail-Biting Scare NEW YORK, Dec. 3. (API-West Virginia,! the Southern Conference powerhouse and the nation's top-ranked team last season, has won two games in the opening two days of the college basketball season. But the Mountaineers are giving their supporters a nail-biting, heart-pounding time of it. For the second night in succession, the Mountaineers had to come from behind in the second half to keep their league winning streak intact. But that they did in defeating VMI 82-71 to extend their conference skein to 38 consecutive victories. West Virginia, which finished on top in the final Associated Press poll last year after winning 26 of 28 games, did not secure its triumph over VMI until the final two minutes. The Key-dets held a brief lead early in tthe second half and after dissipating it deadlocked the game at "0-70 with 2:46 remaining. The Mountaineers, however, turned on their vaunted fast break in the closing moments. Pivotal second half rallies were the order of the night. Wake Forest got hot in the last three minutes to beat Davidson 56-52. Virginia finished strong in defeating William and Mary 8S-74 and a driving layup by Ken Coulter in the final five seconds enabled Tennessee to down Wyoming 72-71. In other games, less closely contested, Illinois trimmed Butler 103-79, Marquette walloped Wisconsin' 76-47, Oklahoma City beat Southern Methodist 74-51 and Xavier of Ohio, last season's National Invitation tournament winner, downed John Carroll 91-71. Illinois connected on eight of Its first 11 shots and raced to a 17-2 lead. Twice in the second half Butler pulled to within 13 points, but each time the Dlini put on the pressure to go far in front. The winners had a field goal percentage of .563, a new record for the school. Marquette's triumph was its first on the Wisconsin court since 1943. It was also the ninth straight for the Badgers, who dropped their final eight last season. Hank Stein, the brilliant ball-hawk who won the NIT most MEET THE BASQUE - - j :::: :2 of the big men out of football, who are the hardest to find. "And it would provide more offense and more interest for the spectators." Murray maintains that if "college football is to be kept in a healthy condition, we will have to open up the game and that means offense." An alignment permitting six backs, he said, would "open up all sorts of offensive variations." "As a result, the defense would never be certain in its job." The Atlantic Coast Conference coach pointed out that "we in the south play defensive football, probably due to the influence of Gen. tBob) Neyland of Tennessee." The proposal ,for a revamped alignment is all the more startling since it comes from a man whose teams have long been associated with a conservative style of football. Murray maintains, however, that "this idea has been highly overstated. We probably ran from more different formations this year (including Ihe lonesome end) than any other team in the area." Murray said he had been mulling over the idea of a new alignment for "a year or two. It didn't come in a flash. It's the valuable player award last March, had 21 points for Xavier. Joe Viviano pitched in with 26 for the Musketeers, who used reserves liberally in the second half. Dick ICrebs registered 18 points for John Carroll. Elsewhere, Kevin Loughery scored 34 points to lead Boston College 1o an 80-67 triumph over Rhode Island; Dudey Moore made a successful coaching debut at La Salle as the Explorers trounced Millersville, Pa. Teachers 85-58; Georgetown of Kentucky downed Iouisville 84-78: Auburn rolled over Jacksonville, Ala. State 111-54; Vanderbilt defeated Sewanee 71-42; Seattle whipped the College of Pacific 91-53; Texas Christian downed Austin, Tex. 93-62; Texas won over McMurry 73-48 and Washington State defeated Eastern Washington 64-54. HO KF.Y RFM I.T r:ntrm l.rom New Haven S, Philadelphia 7. 'overtime) International lrntt Fort Wavne 4, T..h'.lo 2. l:hltlltinn Detroit ND 11. Micinttftn Stale 3. Buy in the Classified Ad Dept. jr " w TIFFANY GYM Sprtngilrld. Ohio MONDAY, DEC. . :00 Pi M. alxo SPRINGFIELD COACHES TKXAS COWGIRLS TKKr.TS ON' SACK ZIMi'S RHOS MKIK'S Krurrve 2.M (ien. Adm. ft. 75 Big Half-Time, Show F'-atttrine ... 7 WH.T "ThK Stilt" IIAMItr Itl.AIN HAW AIIAX ftOTH STATr.RS A completely new kind of foreign intrigue. The Basque Boot! Designed to go with your best sport clothes, it slips on, stays on easily. (Secret; a hidden elastic panel under the hand-sewn forepart.) To make sure the shoe holds its shape, Nettleton molds the butter-soft leather with extra care. A bit more costly, hut worth it! 29 .95 JJtHCDtP result of cumulative experience. And it still hasn't developed further than the idea stage." Murray, whose overall coaching record stands at 169-19-12, had a 5-5 showing at Duke this season. He said he is "very doubtful" that his proposal will be accepted. But he intends to put it in more concrete form for possible discussion, at the rules committee meeting in Cincinnati, Jan. 7-9. I ,',;: . : j 'i'," v I t Ifti' : " .. ...-r'l .V".-,.. ' s Vx'- - k .f.v.'' - r- ;, r 1 j f - 1 ' '.' v f n t y . ,. fiH EIGHT Yl'!r V ' V 5raighl ou" . j - L. ' ?:.. .t t....n.. ! ' J I i ' . ,, x"n" Xjr--.. .V ' . . , 1 ; mm s K xm 1 Vv. - - - - , - " A - .J I YfAfS Oi3."M!M'M STIA'CHT BOifSCN v.rtij.i.r, n rCOr;sCHEN.rD.ST: CO.'N t.'C ! Springfield (0.) DAILY NEWS. Acts On Cage Featured acts, which will ac-j company the Harlem (jiobe-trotters appearance at Tilfany Gym Monday night, promise to provide plenty of entertainment for local sports fans. One of the sidelights will be a world's pro table tennis championship contest between Richard Bergrnann of England, and Norakazu Fujii, of Japan. The two contestants are participating in a series of games for the Utle. Western fans, too, will have a chance to see Bud Carlcll and Rose, celebrated trick ropesters. Cage action starts at 8 p.m. with a game between the Texas Cow Girls and the Springfield Coaches followed bv the Globe trotters, starring the fabulous Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain, V i ' w S - "I j itti v. .:. jja..,... --'-MUHHn- "- rtlt-itftrii,'ifw' ",v W' " CuWVt0VV Wednesday, December 3. 1958-21 Program, Too against the Hawaii 50th Staters. Tickets for the show, sponsored by the Boosters Club, are available at Meek's, Reco and Zir.k' sporting goods shops. UCLA REHIRES BARXES LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3. (AP) UCLA will not confirm it, but unofficial sources say Bill Barnes has been signed to coach the Bruin football teams for the next three years. Barnes, long-time assistant to the late Red Sanders, was acting coach this year. IDUX IS CHOSEN SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 3. (AP) Idun, the champion 2-year-old filly of 1957, repeated today as the best 3-year-old of her division in the annual poll of racing secretaries of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations. V4 1 " . 4 t 4 k 9 itii"iti( inBiinji fi(lwihaiBiijlw 1,

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